Folderico v3.7.2

webfork on 16 Jan 2019
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2007
  • Suggested by crownixx

Folderico allows you to change the default icon of any folder. It performs this feat by creating a desktop.ini file in the chosen folder that points to the desired icon (also automatically created) so that Windows Explorer will render the folder icon differently. Folderico does not need to be running for the new folder icon to be displayed, and the changes are sticky even when the hard disk or memory stick is plugged into another machine.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the zipped installer (XP version), unzip, then extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR and [NSIS].nsi
  3. Create an empty file folderico.ini.
  4. Launch Folderico.exe

12 comments on Folderico  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

juverax 2018-12-18 10:35

I could not download the application from the waybackmachine (pointed by TPFC), but it is available on softpedia.


TP109 2018-12-10 08:53

No longer freeware. Homepage and download links for entry not valid. New home page


Midas 2014-06-18 22:38

(According to Seems Folderico v4.0.0.12 RC12 is portable: ...

Another portable alternative is Cylog FolderIcons (


donald 2012-01-13 10:30

Just updated link from one pointing to a non portable version to the homepage of the application which hosts the last portable version 3.7.2 as the XP compatible version.


Emka 2011-12-27 11:53

a RC of v4 functional with W7 is available


VB 2008-02-10 02:26

Badges (same company) didn't worked the way I wanted. Some problems with maybe this will be better. I need custom icons for folders only this is portable

Case 2008-01-03 14:47

Does it use relative paths?

Dagenham 2007-11-06 01:17

It seems, by default the folderico.ini file is not created, so you should do it by yourself (simply create an empty folderico.ini file).

Your toolbar and other settings will be reserved this way.

Demotivator 2007-09-11 09:10

This excellent app is just what I needed. It makes a very useful productivity tool (humans are such visually-oriented creatures).

Highly recommended.

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